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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Lixourion in Greece

Earthquake location 37.9344S, 20.1612WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Lixourion in Greece. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.08 km (17 miles). Exact location, longitude 20.1612° East, latitude 37.9344° North, depth = 28.08 km. Unique identifier: us10006pdv. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006pdv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/09/16 / 2016-09-14 02:20:05 / September 14, 2016 @ 2:20 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:20:05 / 3:20 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gastoúni, Zákynthos, Argostólion. Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km SW of Lixourion, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.1612° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.9344° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SW of Lixourion, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-14 02:20:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-14 22:18:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.591 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006pdv Id of event.
Event Code 10006pdv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006pdv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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